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  • n. Plural form of viscount.


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  • What do they call viscounts in merry old England, anyway?


  • More carriages, lords, and chamberlains, viscounts, mistresses of the robes -- lackeys all.


  • Seems unfair, but sons of earls are mere "Honorables," like the famous Mitford sisters and the children of viscounts and barons, except that first-born sons of earls and viscounts quite often use the title of one of dad's spare baronies.

    Peerless Titles

  • Relatively speaking, the royals have plenty to pluck from when it comes to filling its wedding party morning coats -- dukes, earls, barons and too many viscounts and countesses to count.

    Wendy Sachs: The Royal Wedding: Nannies, Princes and Page Boys

  • Though the Lords temporal – royal peers, dukes, marquesses, earls, viscounts and barons – were allotted certain benches according to their rank, they only sat thus during the opening of Parliament.

    Daily Life in the British Parliament: The House of Lords | Edwardian Promenade

  • How long until Yelp users vie to become earls, viscounts, princes, archdukes, crown princes and emperors?

    Yelp ups ante on Foursquare check-ins

  • At the top were dukes and then marquesses, earls, viscounts and lords.


  • They would find that vampires have also been archdukes, barons, knights, margraves, viscounts, and kings if they spent more time researching and less time making up silly jokes about us counting things.

    Notes from A Totally Lame Vampire

  • Conceived by a fidalgo from the royal household in the 1780s, the building became a pleasure palace for the viscounts of Estoi.

    Portugal's Alluring Hideaways

  • Oh, I had my fighting reputation, but what's that, when London is bursting with pink-cheeked viscounts with cleft palates and long pedigrees?

    The Sky Writer


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